The 2011 harvest marks a departure from our traditional winemaking methods of Gewurztraminer, toward a new, popular style. With our Muscat Canelli new style, "Moscato", gaining popularity, we decided to try the same technique in the making of our Gewurztraminer. Similar to Moscato, we stopped the fermentation of this wine and bottled it earlier than we normally would. These actions allow us to keep a lot of the natural sweetness from the grapes and maintain a slightly lower alcohol. In addition, we retain some of the fermentation flavors which contribute to the incredibly aromatic nose and slight spritz to the wine.
The simple mission of Llano Estacado, from its beginning in 1976, to its role as industry leader today, has been to embody the fabulous potential...
The simple mission of Llano Estacado, from its beginning in 1976, to its role as industry leader today, has been to embody the fabulous potential of Texas wine. This mission began with 1,300 cases of wine releases in 1977.
Today, Llano Estacado is the largest, best selling Premium Winery in Texas, producing wines of World Class Quality, and has been an ongoing pioneer in introducing not just Texans, but also the entire world to the great wines made in the Lone Star State.